Judiciary

Police arraign two ‘pastors’ in Lagos for allegedly stealing toddler

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos The Police in Lagos have docked two self proclaimed pastors in Lagos in court for allegedly stealing a two year old minor. The two pastors, Dorothy Ekutosi, 51, and Asekameh Victor, 27, were on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates ’ Court by the police for the crime they allegedly commited. The accused, whose addresses ...

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Lagos gives 7-day notice to transport operators to vacate Ikorodu road

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos Lagos State Government has issued a seven-day ultimatum to inter-state transport operators to vacate Ikorodu Road. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde disclosed this during the inspection of inter-state bus terminals along Ikorodu road on Wednesday. According to Ayorinde,  Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had toured the area on Tuesday night and was very displeased with ...

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Police dock 34 year old architect for allegedly defiling niece

A 34-year-old architect, Mr. Abiodun Akinpelu has been charged to court by the police in Lagos for allegedly defiling his five-year-old niece. Akinpelu  on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos to answer to a two count charge bordering on defilement and indecent assault on his niece (name withheld). Akinpelu, who resides at No. 29, Mayowa St., ...

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Man gets 6 month jail term for stealing chickens

A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court on Thursday sentenced one Mudasir Mohammed (24) to six months jail for stealing seven chickens. The Judge, Mohammed Marafa, however, gave the convict an option of N30, 000 fine, warning him to desist from committing crime. Mohammed, who resides at Phase 2, Kubwa, Abuja, was convicted for criminal trespass and theft. The Prosecutor, John Okpa, told ...

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Man jailed, blames hunger as reason for stealing foodstuffs, gas cylinder in Ibadan

An Ibadan based man, Peter Chinedu, 27 has pleaded guilty for stealing foodstuff and gas cylinder. Chinedu made the admission when he was brought before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday and has been subsequently been remanded at Agodi Prison by the presiding judge, Mr. Taiwo Oladiran. Oladiran in his ruling ordered the ...

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Police dock man for attempting suicide in Lagos Lagoon

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos The police in Lagos have charged a 31-year-old man, Hammed Olojo to court for attempting to commit suicide. Specifically, the police who charged the accused for jumping into the Lagos lagoon was on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court. During Olojo appearance brought before the presiding judge, Magistrate O.O.A. Fowowe-Erusiafe, he however pleaded not ...

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Fresh application stalls judgment on Evans N300m rights suit

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos A fresh application brought by the Nigeria Police has stalled judgment on the N300 million fundamental rights suit filed by alleged kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans. This is because the police had told the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday that they did not authorise any lawyer to represent them in the case. Counsel ...

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Lagos court orders FG to keep Alison-Madueke’s N7.6b loot

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered final forfeiture of N7.6 billion allegedly  recovered from a  former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke to the Federal Government. The presiding judge, Justice Abdulazeez Anka granted an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the final forfeiture of the money to the Federal Government. In his ...

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Appeal Court sacks Rivers senator, Sekibo

The Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital has dismissed an appeal filed by Senator George Sekibo challenging the judgment of the Rivers State National Election Tribunal which removed him as member representing Rivers East Senatorial District in the upper legislative chambers. The Appellate Court held that the appeal lacked merit as it did not show facts ...

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Court Reserves Ruling on Ex-Katsina Governor’s Appeal against EFCC

By Racheal Okporu The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Thursday reserved ruling in the appeal filed by former Katsina State governor, Ibrahim Shema against his alleged corruption trial. The Appeal Court, presided by Justice A.G Mshelia, adjourned indefinitely after taking submissions from counsels to both the appellant and the defendants. Shema had approached the Court on May 25, 2017, ...

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